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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:10 pm 
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Last year I had Firestone on Old Liverpool road inspect my MR2. This year they said it is too low for their new lifts. Any suggestions on where I should take it?


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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: inspection with lowered cars
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:20 pm 
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Front is pretty low. 4" of clearance maybe? More clearance if you go in reverse.


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Some people on FB were recommending Cantech for aligning low cars. Looks like their rack is in the floor, so even the lowest of low cars should get up there no problem.



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Yeah, that is what I have heard. I also heard you do pay a little more there but to get the job done it may be worth the extra bit.



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I've heard good things about them. I will have to give them a call as I don't know of anyplace else.


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Madlife wrote:
Last year I had Firestone on Old Liverpool road inspect my MR2. This year they said it is too low for their new lifts. Any suggestions on where I should take it?



Is it not possible to bring 4 chunks of 2 x 6 to drive up on to get the clearance underneath?

Second, if you're looking for some work on slightly more special cars, all my car prep was done this year (suspension and alignment only) by Rudy Schmid's. If I can't get down to NJ to get it done, they are who I go to locally.

Somewhere in here is a thread where Evan took his car to Cantech. Might want to look that up. If memory serves correctly, it took multiple visits to get them to do as he wished.



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I don't know why I read "inspection" as "alignment" lol



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Madlife wrote:
Last year I had Firestone on Old Liverpool road inspect my MR2. This year they said it is too low for their new lifts. Any suggestions on where I should take it?



Is it not possible to bring 4 chunks of 2 x 6 to drive up on to get the clearance underneath?

Second, if you're looking for some work on slightly more special cars, all my car prep was done this year (suspension and alignment only) by Rudy Schmid's. If I can't get down to NJ to get it done, they are who I go to locally.

Somewhere in here is a thread where Evan took his car to Cantech. Might want to look that up. If memory serves correctly, it took multiple visits to get them to do as he wished.


Yeah your memory is correct. I had installed adjustable camber bolts and wanted to get an alignment with around -1.5 degrees camber. They tried to tell me the bolts maxed out at -.7 or -.8 degrees (can't remember the exact number but it was far from the correct number). It took me more than one trip there and I ended up setting the bolts to max negative camber at home myself, and then bringing it back there so they could even it all out. So I definitely wasn't impressed, especially considering the reputation they have.


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I bought some used tires from Cantech and the guys I interacted with were quite rude. I don't know if it was just a bad day for them, its the way they are, or if the fact that the subaru I drove up in is worth less than the wheels on a lot of the cars they have.

I was going to try a couple places later this weekend and call them if needed. When I lived in Fayetteville, I wen to valvoline, one where you drive right in . I might give them a try


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The Miata was pretty low when I brought it to Driver's Village with custom alignment specs. Granted, it wasn't scraping, but it was lower than the barely-fit-the-jack-under-the-front-fascia height it has now. $80.



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I went to Valvoline instant oil change. The one up on 57 past wegmans. They said the Fayetteville one is especially low.. almost in the ground. Normally I don't trust these places, but for an inspection, it worked.

This one was a bit shady, they tested the lights and that might have been it? Didn't test the horn, didn't lift it up to take a wheel off.


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As long as you feel safe and you have a good sticker take it as a win.



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